Europe & Britain First Class 2018: Best of Ireland and Scotland Summer 2018

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain First Class 2018

Pretty pink heather hues and a perfect emerald green landscape define the rugged beauty of Scotland and Ireland - home to enduring myths and legends, grand castles, bloody battles and the perfect swing. Visit their charismatic capitals of Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow and Edinburgh, trace the history of the Jacobites in the Scottish Highlands and follow the footsteps of a giant.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Dublin, Londonderry/Derry, Belfast and Edinburgh
  • Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry
  • Orientation of Waterford, Galway and Glasgow
  • See St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin and Loch Lomond
  • View Galway Cathedral, Eilean Donan Castle, the battlefield of Culloden and the 18th green at St. Andrews
  • Visit the Irish National Stud the Waterford Crystal showroom, Blarney Castle, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Giant's Causeway, Titanic Museum, Pitlochry and Edinburgh Castle
Dining Highlights
  • 14 full breakfasts
  • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Ferry from Northern Ireland to Scotland
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call 1 8003707400 e x t 32 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13900022

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer valid through 6/30/2018
15 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1DublinArrive Dublin (2 Nights): Explore the Celtic heritage and hospitality of Ireland and Scotland on this grand adventure through beautiful landscapes and enchanting cities. Our first day sees us delve into the charm and whimsy of the Irish capital, before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception at a traditional Irish pub to kick start your unforgettable holiday.Welcome Reception
Day 2DublinDublin Sightseeing: Drive through the quaint streets of Dublin, joining your Local Specialist on a sightseeing tour past the stately Georgian Square and St. Patrick's Cathedral, the tallest church in Ireland. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure soaking up the charm of this vibrant city. Stop in for a pint of "the Black Stuff" in Temple Bar, admire the colourful performers on Grafton Street or enjoy a quiet stroll through Phoenix Park. Consider joining an Optional Experience this evening to tap your feet to the lively sounds of Irish music at an Irish cabaret.Full Breakfast
Day 3WaterfordDublin - Kildare - Waterford: Ireland's strong tradition of breeding world-class thoroughbreds is explored this morning during a Cultural Insight at the Irish National Stud Farm. Enjoy a guided walk admiring the powerful steeds that have made racing history and stroll around the tranquil Japanese gardens. We travel to the House of Waterford Crystal this afternoon for a Cultural Insight into this delicate craft where we'll see talented master craftsmen at work in their workshop and admire the beautiful results in the showroom.Full Breakfast
Day 4KillarneyWaterford - Blarney - Killarney (2 Nights): Bend over backwards and kiss the Blarney Stone to acquire the 'gift of the gab' before crossing the Kerry Mountains to the lakeside town of Killarney, our home for the next two nights. We journey to 1930s Ireland this evening, visiting the working farms of Muckross where we'll learn about traditional farming and meet the families who ply the land. A traditional Be My Guest dinner will see us enjoy delicious local flavours in the Quilles Farmhouse against the scenic backdrop of the lakes of Killarney.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Killarney Towers
Day 5Ring Of Kerry ExcursionRing of Kerry Excursion: The astounding beauty of Iveragh Peninsula accompanies us on this breathtaking coastal drive around the 'Ring of Kerry' - a dramatic landscape of mountains, loughs and lakes that have inspired writers and poets for centuries. See Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll's Gap with the picturesque Macgillycuddy's Reeks peaks in the distance.Full Breakfast
Day 6EnniscroneKillarney - Galway - Enniscrone: Drive through quaint Adare, one of Ireland's prettiest villages, known for its picturesque thatched cottages. The imposing stone Cathedral built on the site of an old prison and Eyre Square take centre stage on our next stop in Galway where we'll enjoy some free time to explore the city before arriving in Enniscrone, along the famous Wild Atlantic Way. This evening we dine in our hotel. Full Breakfast, Dinner
Ocean Sands/Ballina
Day 7Londonderry/DerryEnniscrone - Donegal - Londonderry/Derry: Head north to the quaint town of Donegal with its 'Diamond' centre before travelling to Londonderry to stroll along its 17th century walls with a Local Specialist. Explore the "Troubles" neighbourhood of Bogside and see its murals depicting the battles of that time before continuing to Londonderry on the River Foyle where we'll spend the night.Full Breakfast
Day 8BelfastLondonderry/Derry - Giant's Causeway - Belfast: Tread in the footsteps of Finn Mac Cool and along the other-worldly Giant's Causeway 'steps' that descend into the sea, admiring one of Ireland's most iconic natural wonders. We arrive in Belfast later and visit the Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre for a Cultural Insight into the tragic story of the famous ship that met its end in the Atlantic. The rest of the evening is ours to enjoy the vibrant nightlife of the capital of Northern Ireland.Full Breakfast
Day 9GlasgowBelfast - Glasgow (2 Nights): Join your Local Specialist this morning for an included city tour which will take us to Queen's University and the Baroque Revival-style City Hall. We board our ferry at Larne and cross to Cairnryan in Scotland, driving through the picturesque Ayrshire countryside en route to Glasgow, our home for the next two nights. Full Breakfast
Hilton Garden Inn City Centre
Day 10GlasgowGlasgow Orientation: Embrace fascinating Scottish culture in its cultural capital, Glasgow, meandering through the Toon to admire views of George Square and the River Clyde, which was once the heart of Scotland's shipbuilding industry. We head to whisky country next, visiting the beautiful Glengoyne whisky distillery for a Cultural Insight into making Scotland's favourite honey-coloured drink and a chance to sample a wee dram. Our hearts warmed, we return to Glasgow for some free time to explore the city on our own terms.Full Breakfast
Day 11Isle of SkyeGlasgow - Glencoe - Isle of Skye: Journey along the famous bonnie banks of Loch Lomond to the tragic site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonalds at the 'Glen of Weeping' before continuing to Fort William, at the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. At Glenfinnan, we see the viaduct along which Harry Potter's Hogwarts Express journeys to his school of magic and the monument to the final Jacobite Rising. Cross by ferry to the breathtaking Isle of Skye where we'll spend this evening dining in our hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12Scottish HighlandsIsle of Skye - Loch Ness - Culloden - Scottish Highlands: We leave the rugged beauty of Skye behind and venture to the picturesque site where three lochs meet. View Eilean Donan Castle before travelling along the banks of Loch Ness in search of the elusive monster that bears its name. The bloody battlefield of Culloden is our next stop where we spend some time reflecting on the many men who lost their lives in the brief but brutal battle between the Redcoats and Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobites. This evening we spend the evening dining at our hotel in the Scottish Highlands.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13EdinburghScottish Highlands - Pitlochry - St. Andrews - Edinburgh (2 Nights): Meandering through the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, we pass the picturesque village of Pitlochry before arriving in the historic town of St. Andrews and its famous golf course on which golfing greats have clamoured to play for centuries. We cross the scenic Firth of Forth to enchanting Edinburgh, our home for the next two nights. Take to the beguiling streets of the Scottish capital this evening soaking up its warmth and conviviality with an evening of traditional dance, music and Scottish fare. During the month of August, certain departures include tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo.Full Breakfast
Day 14EdinburghEdinburgh Sightseeing: Spend the morning exploring this charming cityscape. Join your Local Specialist for a guided sightseeing tour including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, overlooking the city from its imposing Castle Rock vantage point. See the Royal Mile and the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, and the new Scottish Parliament building. As our memorable holiday comes to an end, we meet our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner to reminisce over shared experiences.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 15Depart EdinburghDepart Edinburgh: For now it's time to say a fond farewell to Scotland and our newfound friends, at the end of an unforgettable Celtic sojourn. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

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06/23/2018$3,650.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
06/30/2018$3,650.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
07/07/2018$3,650.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
07/14/2018$3,650.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
07/23/2018$3,950.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
07/30/2018$3,950.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
08/06/2018$3,895.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
08/11/2018$3,895.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
08/18/2018$3,750.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
09/22/2018$3,595.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
10/06/2018$3,575.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
Hotels in the Scottish Highlands and on the Isle of Skye are generally simpler establishments typical of the region. In July and August, accommodation on the Isle of Skye may be substituted with accommodation on the mainland. All sightseeing will remain the same as per the itinerary.

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